Top Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
I really enjoyed taking part in last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, so I’m looking forward to this one. This week we’re taking a look at Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours.
I think you’ll notice a theme that all my characters are female. I just felt weird saying I’d want to go into a male mind. *shudders at the thoughts* haha.
1. Eve Dallas.
What a women?! If you’ve never read the “In Death” series by J.D. Robb then now is your time. Eve Dallas is all around strong, broken, witty and a no-shit taking women. A running theme you shall see is the man she manages to bag, Roarke. He’s just rich, glorious, kind, sexy, rough and rugged. He’s everything. However, I’d love to have Dallas’ instincts and be able to do some gruesome police work since I think it would be rather thrilling!
2. Hermione Granger.
She was the girl I dressed up as on world book day, the character I idolised from childhood. She made me want to be smart, read books and work really hard and probably because of her, I did lots of those things and became hard-working. It sounds stupid, but Hermione Granger as a child for me was placed on a platform above everybody else. She was witty, smart and she grew into a feisty character that I adored by the end of the serious. Not only that, but she was a little snobbish to start with and deep down she just wanted friends, and she kind of reminded me of myself. That’s one of my favourite memories of her brewing the Polyjuice potion in Chamber of Secrets.
3. Valkyrie Cain
Also known as Stephanie Edgeley from Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series. She’s a kickass teenage girl, who’s smart, witty and whilst not being fearless she charges head on into everything and I truly love her character. She’s tenacious and doesn’t she just look awesome above? We meet her as a thirteen year old, who’s mature beyond her years and I’d never believe she was so young. She makes a perfect side-kick for Skulduggery, but she also takes a strong role in her own way and I’d probably say she’s more of an apprentice. If you haven’t read Skulduggery Pleasant, I’d pick up the series because they are highly amusing and really cracking!
My first reason for being Cat would so I could have Bones for 24-hours where he could worship me, as a sexy, hot, mother-know-the-word vampire! He just makes me all tingly. Aside from that, I think Cat is kick-ass, beautiful, sassy and just everything a female protagonist should be. I think she has a great bunch of friends too, so I’d like to laugh with Vlad and taste some blood! Oh, and this is Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series, which just rocks!
5. Miriam Black
Whilst her visions of people’s death wouldn’t thrill me. I’d like the idea of living life on the edge and being a little bit of a bad girl, since I seem to be more off a good one. Not only that, but guess what?! She gets a pretty handsome and rugged guy who makes me all warm and happy inside. Although she has a mouth like a sailor, which is definitely NOT me, it would be an experience, I’m sure.
6. Violet Bauldelaire
She’s the leader of the family and an extraordinary inventor. I’d like to be good with my hands and whilst my own capabilities at using my hands to create things is next to nothing. Her life might not be happy, but it would be nice to experience the sibling love and I think in general she’s a fantastic young-adult character.
7. Sophie Neveu
Hmmmmmm. I’m not particularly sure why I picked this one. But she’s smart, can speak a language other than English and has a fantastic heritage. Her life in general seems to be interesting and I’d love to be able to speak another language fluently so spending 24 hours as her would be exciting I presume.
Mary is from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward and whilst it might seem strange to want to be somebody who has to deal with so much and illnesses, she is genuinely a wonderful, lovely person who has the biggest heart and it’s a reason I truly adore her character. She helps everybody out and doesn’t expect anything in return. However, my reasoning for wanting to be her is the soul reason of Rhage. I am in love with him as a character. He is my favourite brother of the series and I can never get enough of him! So I’d love to be Mary just to get Rhage for 24 hours.
9. Lucy Pevensie
She always seems to have the most fun out of the four. Making friends with all the cute creatures and she spends the most time in Narnia. I’d pick Susan, but I think Lucy has more gusto and adventure in her. I forgot about the Narnia world in my TTT settings, so I certainly would need to experience the world of magic through youthful eyes.
Most if not all of you, will have probably never heard of Kohana, but she was certainly an interesting character I came across. Whilst she wasn’t the perfect character the span of her life was certainly exciting and being Japanese and living in a different culture would make for a different kind of 24 hours. Not only that, but she travels across time in a ghost state and seems to have lots of different secrets up her sleeve. Her life experiences are numerous and whilst I wouldn’t carry any of them out in real life, it would be freeing to act them out in fiction.